Introduction to Filigree Jewellery
Instructor: Milt Fischbein
September 30 – October 2, Friday 6-9pm Pacific Time, Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm Pacific Time
Class Fee: $380 | Materials Kit Fee $75 | Studio Fee $220 (for those participating from Danaca Design)
Class Format: Online via Zoom, with a twist! This is an online Zoom workshop with an exciting new option: work in the comfort of your own studio, OR work in the studio at Danaca Design with access to all the tools necessary to complete the workshop and an assistant on hand for questions. Select your choice from the drop down menu when registering.
Prerequisites: Workshop is suitable for experienced as well as beginner students. Basic jewellery fabrication skills along with experience in jewellery soldering is required.
Learn the fundamentals of making filigree jewellery with Canadian filigree artist Milt Fischbein, a master of his craft and highly rated zoom instructor! At the end of this interactive workshop, you will have created a beautiful filigree pendant set with a cabochon stone and you will have the knowledge to continue making beautiful filigree objects on your own.
Filigree is an ancient technique that involves the creation of lace-like silver jewellery out of fine silver wires. Using very basic tools, beautiful objects are made by twisting and curling fine silver threads and soldering them into carefully crafted frames.
In this long-weekend, interactive workshop, you will learn the basics of filigree: how to prepare fine silver filigree wire and sterling silver frames and how to solder them together to create beautiful filigree.
You will also learn:
Design basics for making filigree pendants
How to make a traditional filigree bail
How to select the appropriate tools for making filigree
How to make a number of different lacey filigree shapes
How to solder filigree with both paste and traditional filigree powder solders
How to incorporate cabochon stones into your filigree designs
This is a live and interactive workshop. Instructor will do live demos and then students will have work time to follow up on the demo. Whether you are working in your own studio, or in Danaca Design’s studio, you can set up your cellphone or other cameras so the instructor can observe you while you work and provide you with feedback in real time. If working in the studio at Danaca Design you will have the added bonus of guidance from a studio assistant available during the workshop.
A material kit will be provided containing all of the workshop materials.
Included in the kit are filigree wire and frame wire that have been prepared for you. Those who do not have a rolling mill will have enough of these “Instructor Prepared” Items to complete the workshop pendant without the need for a rolling mill.
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